Rendon has been completely cleared from his injury.
When the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched the worst record in the majors in 2010, the silver lining was that they received the number one pick in the 2011 draft, and the chance to select Anthony Rendon. Rendon isn't in the same situation as Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, where he's light years ahead of everyone else in the draft, although that's mostly due to the talent that follows him in the 2011 draft pool. That said, Rendon is the consensus number one talent in the draft, gaining comparisons to major league third baseman like Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria. Jim Callis of Baseball America has said several times that if they were in the same draft, he would have taken Rendon over Harper, to give a further idea of Rendon's talent...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.